Archive for July, 2012
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
I wrote a book called: Life is a Song in the Key of Love or Growing Up with the Embarrassment of Prejudice. I note that bias, prejudice and stereotype may be ‘handed-down’ through generations; without being questioned. The bias, stereotype, or prejudice statements or actions may be repeated over and over; but not FELT. I suggest doing a self-review of how YOU feel or THINK based on your own life experiences, and not based on something held onto by generations past.
I like using right brain, creative methods to get serious points across. In my book, I make reference to sheet music.
Now, I’d like to suggest another method! WHAT Fairy Tales, Fables or Labels are you receiving or giving out, that you may want to RE-VIEW? rePHresh your thinking, reLOOK, reVIEW, step back and SEE aNEW! WHO are YOU? How do YOU feel?
Get rid of the False Fairy Tales, Fables and Labels, OH MY! Why? Because Fairy Tales and Fables are written to TEACH LIFE LESSONS. Are the ones you are holding onto, or creating, a TRUTH for YOU; or were they handed to you by a peer, family member, etc. who had a life experience that doesn’t resonate with you?
I give a talk called: PEER POSITIVE! I talk about letting go of the PEER PRESSURE and PEER FEAR and becoming PEER POSITIVE! Peers may hold one another back due to personal life experiences that caused them to shrink back or give up a goal. Their own fear translates into an intention to protect you from having their same, fearful or uncomfortable life experience. But! It doesn’t have to be yours.
So, what are your FAIR TALES, FABLES AND LABELS? OH MY! Make a list, check it twice, and see if the Action/Reactions in your life are FALSE Fables or Tales that need to be ‘TAIL WAGGED’ and swiped away from your everyday interactions. Create peace within you, and work towards a world of peace.
… and they lived happily ever after!
HA HA Helen Szollosy, OUTLOOK SHIFT ENGINEER! Hear! Here!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
HA HA Helen, OUTLOOK SHIFT ENGINEER! Hear! Here!
with another right brain, creative TIME 2 LAUGH and ‘LET IT GO’ with a Healthy AH! HA! *Sigh and stress relieving Laughter Exercise!
Throughout your day, when you see the following times on a DIGITAL Display; you may use this as a HA HA HEALTHY TRIGGER TOOL – TRES KEWL! (That’s VERY Cool in French and American Slang!)
TIME 2 ‘LET IT GO’ LAFOLOT.COM LAUGHTER EXERCISE:
9:17 (upsidedown and backwards on a digital display) = L.I.G (LET IT GO) Let It Flow, Release
the ‘stuck’ focus and LOOK for a PHresh Outlook on your problem, feeling or situation.
L.I.G. Let It Go by taking in a BIG AHHHHHHHHH! (inward breath) and RELEASE with a BIG,
blowing out of air as you SIGH with a HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. For example: Ahhhh! Haaaaaa!
Feel your shoulders and body relax and allow it to go limp as you release the pressure.
If you are able, allow yourself to flop downward and forward like a Marionette Puppette
with your arms and legs held together with strings. Or, just IMAGINE it and FEEL it.
9:18 (upsidedown and backward on a digital display) BIG … Take another deep breath in and
Let out a BIG CLEANSING LAUGH!
9:19 (right side up or upsidedown and backwards) gIg or GIG … short for GIGGLE! Finish the
release with a childlike giggle, for having viewed the world, your situation or your
problem with the PHresh Outlook of a wide-eyed child full of WONDER!
This TIME 2 Release and Let Go with Laughter and a Healthy, Digital Display Trigger Tool brought to you courtesy of AHHHHh! HAAAAA HAAAAA Helen.
Don’t forget to LAFOLOT … it’s HEALTHY!
LIVE LIFE! LAUGH OFTEN!
… a little kindness goes a long way.
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
What a wonderful gift I was given when finishing my grocery shopping, this morning, and heading to my vehicle!
I dislike grocery shopping, especially if I need to buy heavy items. I purposely make small shopping trips throughout the week, to get out and socialize, and lighten the load!
I always ask for help, when needed. I feel it’s a healthy thing, and it gives others the joy of offering the assistance or kindness! I got help putting a heavy item into my grocery shopping cart.
When I was exiting the store and heading to my car, I had just missed the parking lot cart gatherer who could have helped me lift the item into my Subaru Outback Hatchback. Luckily! A distinguished looking gentleman, exiting his SUV was walking towards me! “Would you mind helping me lift this item into my hatchback?” I asked.
He got a big smile on his face and was MORE than willing to help! He then said: ‘My son and I always waved and smiled back at you when you were at the Thai Palace parking lot on Carlisle Pike!’
I tend to forget that I have my WWW.LAFOLOT.COM LIFE LIFE! LAUGH OFTEN! bumper display on the passenger side door of my car. I also have the HA-HAHA license plate and my LAFOLOT.COM magnetic business sign on the driver’s side door. I guess he had NOTICED!
I said: ‘Wow! Thank you so much! You really MADE MY DAY by mentioning that!’ I said: ‘I really appreciate your sharing that with me!’ I let him know a little more about what I do, the WE DO! (Worldwide, Evolved Do-Gooders Organization!) I had just started, and told him he was NOW A MEMBER due to the KINDNESS he had just shown me! *hee hee The other funny thing was, I hadn’t done that ‘sitting along side the road’ for almost two years, and HE REMEMBERED!
I gave him one of my LAFOLOT Bookmark Business cards and he noted he was going to check it out.
I have to say, LIFE gives you UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS when – ironically – you LEAST EXPECT IT! HA HA!
I think anyone that is PASSIONATE about their business or career needs to hear, occassionally, that they are making an impact or are NOTICED!
Over the years, Sally Field’s line at one of the awards shows: ‘You like me! You really like me!’ has been joked about.
Being a new business owner who took a LEAP OF FAITH, left a lucrative, safe job and stepped out to do more with her life, to impact the world, sometimes you want to just toss it all and go back to the safety of a 9 to 5 job.
Then … when you least expect it – you get that ANGEL that magically walks across your path and tells you KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING – SOMEONE NOTICED YOU, AND YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES!
In Gratitude for the COMPLIMENT and KINDNESS I received today,
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.COM
Thanks! I NEEDED THAT!
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
I work parttime as a greeting card management employee at a local pharmacy. I was near the sound card section one day, and a woman around my age (possibly 50s) said: “I bought my dad one of those sound cards for his birthday, one year. When he opened it, he thought he heard someone screaming outside; and called the police!” It was funny and frustrating for her at the same time.
For an elderly person with slight hearing loss, and brain deterioration, the sound card was a challenge!
Yesterday, I was doing my job when I heard two, senior-women opening sound cards, giggling, gasping and having a joyfull time LISTENING to them! I normally let the customers alone, but saw they were having so much fun, I went over to tell them the above story.
When I got to them, I realized the one woman was PHYSICALLY sightless. They chuckled at the story, and I showed them where they could find additional sound cards, for their enjoyment!
I then thought: ‘Customers look at the cost of the sound cards and walk on by. They are a couple dollars more, and to a PHYSICALLY sighted person, aren’t as valuable. I realized, to a PHYSICALLY sightless person, the SOUND cards are PRICELESS!’
It’s all in HOW you SEE it!
I write about this in my book: LIFE IS A SONG IN THE KEY OF LOVE or Growing Up with the Embarrassment of Prejudice.
I am grateful to Darryl Duke, author of ‘Why I Pray in the Shower’, for being brave at sharing his challenge with color blindness. I had been putting off writing this blog, and his open sharing gave me the boost I needed! I said to Darryl: ‘Who the HECK is ‘NORM’, anyway? DARE to be DIFFERENT! LIFE expresses in a VARIETY of ways, just like MUSIC! Be a SHINING STAR and be OUTSTANDING in the FIELD! Holy COW! Don’t ‘DIS’ yourself stating you are LACKING due to your differences from THE NORM (majority of life expressing in a specific way). I just don’t see any DISabilities. Color or inner sight, which is RIGHT or wrong? NIGHT blindness, COLOR blindness, RIGHT or WRONG blindness, WE ALL just ARE – STARS shining and twinkling in different levels and magnitudes! It’s all in the ATTITUDES; a VARIETY of LIFE EXpression allows for LOVE in the world. We have the ABILITY to be LOVING to use our individual GIFTS and WAYS of EXpressing Life to ASSIST and not DIS one another. … shall I talk ‘futher’?’
Do you SEE, HEAR, FEEL, SENSE my point? There is NO ‘NORM’, NORM lives in the North Pole with Santa and left the building along with ELVIS. We HAVE the ABILITY to ADAPT to ALL ABILITIES of LIFE EXPRESSION!
Instead of using RED to indicate danger, using a sound as well as another visual indicator allows us to ALL be ABLE! Traffic Light intersections now have SOUND indicators to alert persons when it is okay to walk, as well as the GREEN color light, as well as a FLASH indicator on the RED light to indicate the need to STOP.
We are progressively SEEing, through INNER SIGHT the ABILITY we have as HUMANS to SEE the VARIETY of ways we can MAKE LIFE A SONG! Kids have had GERANIMALS with special TAGS to note which shirts and pants LOOK well together – there’s NO reason the SAME shouldn’t be done for ADULT clothing purchases!
Taking it a step further, to a PHYSICALLY sightless person – it doesn’t matter if the shirt colors or patterns match the pants or skirt! SEE! If the majority of the world were PHYSICALLY sightless, we wouldn’t put such an emphasis on THE FASHION INDUSTRY! It would mainly be about comfort and warmth and coolness pertaining to body protection due to climate.
Interesting, when you SEE it with a PHresh outlook!
Helen Marie Szollosy, Outlook Shift Engineer! Hear! Here!
Friday, July 20th, 2012
I joyfully discovered that ITSY BITSY Spider has taken up residence at the lower, right corner of my master bath tub! I am blessed! I thanked ITSY BITSY for gracing my home with its presence! What a GIFT! What a KINDNESS!
I am offically making ITSY BITSY Spider a member of WE DO! (Worldwide, Evolved, Do-gooders Organization!) I was inspired to create WE DO! in the early morning hours of July 11, 2012.
I feel that many great ideas have been shared that tend to get forgotten if not rePHRESHED! For example, great writting in books as well as the RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS thought, started years ago. As new generations are born, positive thoughts and ideas need to be recirculated.
WE DO! is a way to rePHRESH the priceless value of KINDNESS! Do you recall the movie, PAY IT FORWARD?
I created a Facebook Page called: Worldwide Evolved Do-gooders organization as well as a page on my website LAFOLOT WE-DO! I even created a GREAT T-SHIRT! AH! HA!
and, as if all that isn’t exciting enough … A THEME SONG! The WE DO! THEME SONG! You can learn the words from the LAFOLOT WE DO! page or you can watch it on www.youtube.com/HELENOFLAFOLOT/ or go directly to the WE DO! video.
All it takes is a random act of kindness, a little good deed to uplift the world, INDEED! AH! HA!
What a bright idea to continue onward! Doesn’t cost anything, yet it’s PRICELESS!
Go on! Warm your heart! Lighten your SOUL! Lift the world, one KINDNESS at a time! It’s GOOD, IN-DEED! IT IS!
HA HA Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.COM
AH! HA! A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way!
Outlook Shift Engineer! Hear! Here!
Monday, July 9th, 2012
2-4-6-8! TIME 2 MEDITATE! [using a digital clock display]
8:06 = BOG [Bogged down, emotionally, physical clutter, etc.? ]
8:07 = LOB (shift your outlook-see it upsidedown & backwards on the display) … LOB SOME HEALTHY LAUGHTER INTO THE AIR! Release that Stress!]
8:08 = BOB [Do some physical activity! BOB up and down! Watch the movie: 'What about Bob? and learn to 'take baby steps'. ;o) ]
8:09 = GOB (Shift your view upsidedown & backwards – GOBBLE GOBBLE – STRUT YOUR STUFF! You’ve done a good job, taking that first step to release that Bogged down feeling! Started Healing!]
8:10 = 0LB (shift your view upsidedown & backwards) [OH! WELL! Be! Let It Go and Just Be!] *smile …. SEE! It’s E-Z to SHIFT YOUR OUTLOOK with a healthy Outlook Shift and Laughter Meditation!
HA HA Helen of LAFOLOT.com – Outlook Shift Engineer! Hear! Here!